Checks & Balances Afghan Crochet Pattern


Clearly, I love texture. I also like being warm and cozy. And books and coffee. A good bonfire and hanging out with friends. Spending time making memories with family. Wait. Texture.

So, anyhow, we were talking about texture. Well, the Checks & Balances afghan combines my love of texture with my love of being cozy and warm while reading a book, drinking a cup of coffee, hanging out next to a bonfire with friends, and making memories with family. (Betcha didn’t think I’d tie that all in, huh?)

The repeating sections provide ample opportunity to customize the blanket based on your yarn choices! With two sizes, baby and throw, the blanket can be made for everyone. The baby size not only makes a great baby blanket…it also makes the perfect lap blanket! The throw works as a couch decoration, movie watching blanket, or a cuddly throw for the coffee and book lovers (like me).

Whatever you chose, share the final product on social media and tag me (see my socials below)! I love seeing finished projects!!

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**THIS IS A CROCHET PATTERN TO HELP YOU MAKE YOUR OWN Checks & Balances Afghan. You will not receive a physical product in the mail.**


  • Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
  • US Terminology
  • You have permission to the sell the finished items you make from The Coffee Shop Crochet patterns. Please kindly link to The Coffee Shop Crochet as the designer when possible!
  • The pattern is fully tested to ensure readability, correct stitch counts, and sizing.

SIZES: Approximate Sizes (w x l):⁠
Baby: 40” x 44”⁠
Throw: 60” x 65”⁠


  • Hook: 4.50mm for DK; 6.50mm for worsted
  • Yarn: DK (Mandala, KnitPicks Sport); Worsted (Lion Brand Pound of Love, Brava 500)
  • Yardage:
    • Baby (weight 3): 1500 ⁠
    • Baby (weight 4): 1350⁠
    • Throw (weight 4): 3000⁠


DK: 14 stitches of criss-cross or DC x 8 rows = 4” x 4”
Worsted: 12 stitches of criss-cross or DC x 6 rows = 4” x 4”



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